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Have a Watermelon Weekend – July 26-28, 2019


Summer weekends in Arkansas are hot, and the best way to cool off is with sweet watermelon. Folks have been long awaiting the annual arrival of the Cave City Watermelons. The wait is over, my friends, so grab your family and head to the Cave City Watermelon Festival and have a watermelon weekend. If you can’t make it to Cave City there are plenty of other fun activities this weekend: magic shows, bike festivals, shopping, musicals, and more! 

40th Annual Cave City Watermelon Festival

This weekend is the 40th celebration of the World’s Sweetest Watermelons! After its debut in 1980, the Watermelon Festival has evolved into an annual summer celebration, bringing Grammy-winning artists, emerging talent and local favorites along with thousands of people from Cave City, the surrounding area and around the United States together each year for free entertainment and an unforgettable homecoming experience like no other. During the festival, the spotlight will shine on award-winning artists, great food, family-friendly activities, and of course, a free feast of the World’s Sweetest Watermelons on Saturday afternoon. This year’s headlining artists feature the Down East Boys, Shenandoah and Mark Chestnut. Parking and entertainment are free.

Venue: W. South Street- Cave City
Date: July 25- July 27
Time: Click Here for the event schedule
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here 

Scott Davis Magic and Comedy (Hot Springs)

Magician Scott Davis has been performing magic professionally since the age of 14. Currently, Scott performs over 300 live shows a year. Davis has been seen in on Television affiliates for ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox. He’s opened for Comedian Jay Leno and performed in the showrooms of Las Vegas. Jaw-Dropping Magic! Side-Splitting Comedy! Don’t miss out on watching his show while he is here in Arkansas! 

Venue: Hot Springs Bathhouse Dinner Theatre
Date: July 26-27
Time: Seating begins at 5:30
Admission: Tickets Required- Click Here to Purchase
Contact: Click Here 

Bark in the Park (Jonesboro)

Calling all Pawrents! It’s the happiest day of the year when Lake Frierson State Park goes to the dogs! The morning will be spent celebrating everything DOG with vendors, activities, dog-themed programs and much more! Well behaved, leashed pups welcome.

Venue: 7904 Hwy 141, Jonesboro
Date: July 27
Time: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here 

Moon Landing Watch Party (Texarkana)

Watch as Neil Armstrong steps onto the surface of the moon and takes a giant leap for mankind. The P.J. Ahern Home at 403 Laurel will host a Moon Landing Party complete with 1960s styled drinks and snacks. You will watch the original moon landing, play some moon landing trivia and rock away with some 60s music. You can dress in your best 1960s attire and enter the Out of this World Costume Contest!

Venue: 403 Laurel Texarkana, AR
Date: July 27
Time: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Admission: $15-$20
Contact: Click Here or call 903-793-4831 for more information

Legally Blonde: The Musical (Pine Bluff)

Legally Blonde, a cinematic classic, was first written by Amanda Brown, then later adapted into a musical with lyrics and composition by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe. The Pine Bluff’s Art and Science Center’s Theatre Education Coordinator Lindsey Collins will direct the ASC production of Legally Blonde: The Musical.

Venue: 701 South Main Street
Date: July 26-28
Time: July 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., July 28 at 2 p.m.
Admission:$18 for members, $22 for nonmembers and $15 for students
Contact: Click Here 

Searcy Customer Appreciation Day at First Security Bank — Free Kona Ice!

Enjoy a cool treat of Kona Ice at the First Security’s East Race Banking Center in Searcy!

Venue: 2800 E Race Ave, Searcy
Date; July 26
Time: 3 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here 

Roller Derby Double Header (Fayetteville)

Going 13 years strong, don’t miss your chance to see your local roller derby team in action! This doubleheader will feature NWA Roller Derby taking on the Springfield Roller Derby. The first game will feature the NWARD All-Stars vs. SRD All-Stars. The second game will feature your NWARD Naturals vs. Springfield Battle Broads.

Venue: Starlight Skatium
Date: July 27
Time: 5 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $10
Contact: Click Here 

Rogers Cycling Festival

The Northwest Arkansas Emerging Leaders are excited to announce the 2019 Rogers Cycling Festival presented by CEI! The festival consists of several road cycling and mountain bike events held in downtown Rogers, Arkansas. The festival will bring cycling enthusiasts from across the central United States and has something for everyone — from highly skilled and competitive races to family-friendly rides. This year’s festival will include a USA Cycling sanctioned three-race Omnium option for competitive road cyclists. Proceeds from the festival benefit several nonprofit cycling causes in Northwest Arkansas.

Venue: Various places in Rogers
Date: July 26-28
Time: Click Here for Schedule
Admission: Prices Vary
Contact: Click Here 

Two Sisters Vintage Market (Little Rock)

Two Sisters Vintage Market is a 3-day celebration of Antique & Vintage inspired items! Their team is comprised of antique lovers, pickers, junkers and retro-minded individuals who are dedicated to finding vendors from all over the country who specialize in antique furniture, farm-style & re-purposed décor, clothing, jewelry, original art, and handmade items. 

Venue: Arkansas State Fairgrounds
Date: July 26- July 28
Time: Early buying on July 26 from 4-8 p.m. is $8; regular admission July 27-28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. is $5.
Admission: Early Buying $8, Regular Admission $5
Contact: Click Here

Rhea Lana’s Fall and Back-to-School Events

Rhea Lana’s sales aim to add value to families lives by providing upscale, well-run, and friendly consignment sales for children’s clothing, toys and furniture. Fall and back-to-school sales are popping up around the state this week. Plan to head out and shop these events. You can stop by the Rhea Lana’s website for information about shopping! 


Venue: Conway Expo Center, 2501 E Oak St, Conway, Arkansas 72032
Dates: July 28-August 3
For times and other important information visit the Conway Rhea Lana’s Facebook page.


Venue: White County Fairgrounds, 802 Davis Dr., Searcy, Arkansas 72143
Dates: July 29-August 3
For times and other important information visit the Searcy Rhea Lana’s Facebook page.

Mountain Home

Venue: Baxter County Fairgrounds, 1507 Fairgrounds Dr., Mountain Home, AR 72653-5433
Dates: July 28-August 3
For times and other important information visit the Mountain Home Rhea Lana’s Facebook page.

Header Photo Credit: Arkansas Parks and Tourism

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There's a lot to celebrate in Arkansas. It's unique. Southern. Delightfully eccentric. Which is why we love every nook, cranny, cave and corner. In fact, some of our favorite things can't be found anywhere else. They're only in Arkansas. So we love them even more. The attractions we visit, the food we crave, the festivals we attend, the mountains we hike, the rivers we float, the stories we tell and the company we keep – it all adds up to one incredible state. And that familiar, meandering silhouette? Looks like home to us.

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